Thursday, November 06, 2008

Thursday Morning Quick Hitters

The Thunder, really, the a state as rich with identifiable places, names, attractions and you come up with Thunder (the views and opinions are not necessarily those of the other staff and contributors to the Central Maine Sports Blog). The Boston Celtics allowed the OKC Thunder to stick around in the 1st half, but turned on the gas and played solid D down the stretch to top the Thunder 96 - 83.

The San Antonio Spurs avoided going 0 - 4 Wednesday night by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves in Double Overtime 129 - 125. Tony Parker led the NBA last night in a wild night for scorers with 55 points.

Amare Stoudemire is good, really good. Armare scored 49 points 10 rebounds 5 Blocks and 5 Assists, putting him in an exclusive list to have those numbers in 1 game (Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde the Glide Drexler). The Suns beat the Indiana Pacers 113 - 103.

LeBron James scores 41 points in a Cleveland Cavaliers 107 - 93 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Miami Heat rookie Mario Chalmers misses setting a rookie record for most steals in a game with 9 (Ron Harper holds the record with 10) helping the Heat to a big win over the Philadelphia 76ers 106 - 83.

In a battle of 2 teams going in completely different directions in the same city, the Los Angeles Lakers (4 - 0) beat the listless Los Angeles Clippers (0 - 5) 106 - 88. Kobe Bryant had 27 points in the win.

EDITORIAL NOTE - Keep a close eye on the Central Maine Sports Blog as we will be unveiling or own hot stove rumor central "The Steamer" Make sure you stay close because we will have our own Central Maine Sports Blog Sources at the Winter Meetings, so who knows, the CMSB might be breaking news.

The LA Dodgers have apparently made a HUGE offer to Manny Ramirez. The Dodgers also declined the option on Brad Penny.

The National League handed out their Gold Glove Awards yesterday, some notables, Greg Maddox won his record 18th Gold Glove. Here is the list of Winners

PGreg Maddux, Dodgers
CYadier Molina, Cardinals
1BAdrian Gonzalez, Padres
2BBrandon Phillips, Reds
3BDavid Wright, Mets
SSJimmy Rollins, Phillies
OFNate McLouth, Pirates;
Carlos Beltran, Mets;
Shane Victorino, Phillies

Former Portland Pirate Ryan Getzlaf nets 2 to help the Aneheim Ducks to an 8 - 0 - 1 record. The Ducks beat the St Louis Blues 5 - 2.

The NHLPA files suit about players release.

#17 Ball State pounds Northern Illinois 45 - 14



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